But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud. “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:20-21
Fear is something that is rampant around the world during troubling times. People fear death, fear the economy, fear the government, fear sickness, fear diseases, fear others and many more things.
Peace is desired by most people, but is seldom truly found. In the night people toss and turn out of fear because of situations that they cannot seem to control. There is something wrong and most do not really know what it is or how to solve the problem.
During this time of fear, people try to do more things. They take drugs and do things to cover up some of their fear, but it is still there.
In the passage today, Isaiah says that the wicked are tossing like a raging sea. The reason for this is that there is no peace for the wicked.
It is easy for believers to understand why the wicked person has no peace, however, there are also many believers who do not have any peace. They are just like the wicked in tossing and turning at night or throughout the day.
The reason for their loss of peace is that often they have allowed sin into their lives. A believer has begun to accept a sin in his life, not really repenting and turning from it. This has caused him to become like the wicked of the world.
God is striving to draw him back. There is conviction in the heart, because he knows that what he is doing is wrong. In his heart there is no real peace.
The good news, however, is that the believer can turn from that sin and repent. God is there ready to forgive and move forward, bringing about real peace in the heart.
Examine your life and see if you have any real peace in it. Are you tossing and turning at night with sleep evading you? Is there fear building up a wall in your life?
If these are the cases, take a look and see if you are harboring sin in your heart. Is there anything God has told you not to do, or to do, that you did or did not do? If there is anything like that, it is sin. There will be no peace.
Turn away from sin and repent. God is there to forgive you and fill you with His peace today.
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will turn from all sin and turn to God; that you will know the true peace of God in your life; and that you will know the forgiveness and mercy of God.